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The 3 most common missing information when ordering signs

Posted by chris bayer on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 @ 01:35 PM

You’re ready to place your order. You write the email, attach the artwork, and finally send it off to a supplier to make what you ordered. You think your part is over and the next contact with the company will be calling to pay the bill. While this may be true, most people leave out vital information that leads to unnecessary stress by you by receiving the wrong item or lots of calls asking questions. Here are 3 most common information missing:

1. Material Specifications

Like most things, signs are custom and come in a variety of colors, sizes and finishes. This can cause the person entering the order to either call you or ask you many questions or make an educated guess as to what you want. While option 2 may be ok to do in some situations, majority of the time it backfires and you don’t get the product you want, the whole job is wrong, and the order has to be completely redone. Our advice to you is to make sure you mention what material and finish you want, what size you want it in, and the color you want. With custom colors, make sure to include the pms number.

2. PO and Attached artwork don’t match

This tends to be majority of the issue today with most customers making their own files. When po’s and artwork don’t match you leave It to the person to decide which is right. In most cases the person will give priority to the artwork and void what is on the po. To avoid confusion make sure everything is consistent

3. Installation Enhancements-

When it comes to signs most are on the wall. What we see as a problem is the customer does not mention how they are mounted? Options vary for double face tape, velcro, screws, and standoffs (a metal screw that hangs the sign off the wall and has a decorative front). Adding this information to the order will be something easy for the sign maker to do, while making your installation time faster. 

 

 

Including this information, will insure that we will provide you a better product with less stress.

Do you have any other suggestions when ordering signs? Make sure to leave comments and suggestions below 

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Our 5 New Year's Resolutions to You

Posted by chris bayer on Fri, Jan 10, 2014 @ 01:17 PM

At the start of the year, we all look ahead and decide what we want to change. Some of us call this process setting plans or goals, but at this time of the year it has a special name, New Year’s Resolutions. Just the name alone gives a strong feeling to it.

 While resolutions should be done on a consistent basis, many companies become victim to the once a year “New Year’s Resolution”.

At CAB Signs we create goals for our customers, employees, and even our business.

Here are the top 5 New Year’s Resolutions to you:

1. Improve Customer Service

At CAB Signs we realize that customer service is key. Common questions about products, and order status, are 2 common questions that we receive on a daily bases. This year we plan to improve customer service by giving our staff more training about the products we sell. If you have ever have been to our headquarters, in Brooklyn, NY, you might have realized that customer service representative and production staff are separated. Part of our training process will be teaching about the process, and walking them out to the production floor and actually show how the process happens.

 

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2. Improve quality

Selling products, there are going to be some defective items. At CAB we know this and will be implementing new processes to improve our quality. One way we started improving quality is by establishing a new position, the quality control inspector. This person will be the primary person held responsible for any issues regarding size, color spelling and much more before the item is shipped out to our customers. We also plan to implement a system of checking that the employee making the sign will follow to minimize errors.

3. Improve website experience

By now many of you know that every business should have a website. At CAB we have a website but, we fell like it lacking some fresh new things. Stating this year CAB Signs will work on making our website better for you by consistently updating and adding videos. With our videos we plan to we want to “wow” people by showing the world what we do. Usually the few, about 100, people per year that do visit our headquarters are amazed and videos on youtube and/or vimeo would give this feeling to more customers and potential customers.

4. Utilize Social Media

At Cab Signs we do have many of the popular social media networks. In 2014, we plan to utilize social media more with offers, promoting our website, publicizing our blog posts and much more.  On January 4, 2014 CAB started this goal with, “(the) Sign of the Day” campaign. Each working day we take pictures of actual signs made for our customers and pick out the best one and post on facebook and twitter at 5:30 EST.

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5. Adapt and Utilize Technology

At CAB Signs emphasis is put on having the technology to produce orders. We look forward to what new technology brings and what we can do to improve our technology. In 2013, CAB adapted UV Printing. While we have not mastered this, CAB is working with experts to improve our products. UV Printing is a great complimentary product that competes with Silk Screening. In 2014 we plan to add a water jet, which will allow us to improve quality, delivery time, and accuracy on current jobs. 

 

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Like this Article? leave a comment below. some of things you can mention are what your compant resolutions are?  or if you have any suggentions?

Tags: 2014, new years resolutions

Silk Screening Biggest Competition

Posted by Joseph Bayer on Thu, Jun 20, 2013 @ 03:34 PM

The days of silk screening are numbers. With advancements in technology a faster and better way has become obvious. It’s flatbed printing

mimaki

Flatbed printing not only makes the turnaround time better, it also produces better quality. Also no more waiting for the ink to dry. With are printer when it’s finish printing it’s dry because of the UV light print head. 

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Number One Alternative to Interior Safety lights

Posted by Joseph Bayer on Sat, Apr 20, 2013 @ 05:27 PM

 

          Picture a movie theater. You’re walking up the steps and on the corner you have lights that allow you to see the steps. Why buy lights that cost more to work and have to be changed frequently, when there is a cheaper product that does the same results for less cost? That Product is Photoluminescent tape, which is a pale green color in light but, when in dark it starts to glow.

Stairs

          Photoluminescent is not only limited to tape, it is also available on signs. At CAB Signs, we offer it as a material and as Vinyl that could be put on any type of material. It’s great for any area that may be dark including, hallways, stairs, and more.

          Photoluminescent can be done in ADA, engraved, silk screened, and digital printed

ADA

 ADA sign on Photoluminescent Material

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Tags: Photoluminescent, ada signs, glowplex, Safety Lights

Reasons to consider becoming part of a trade organization?

Posted by chris bayer on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 @ 02:00 PM

It’s great for publicity and if you want to get your name out there it's a great way to do that. All trade organizations host many trade shows throughout the world year by year.They are in different places at different times, but many companies are members and exhibit. At trade shows you meet possible clients or you might find a new vendor. You never know, and the things you see and learn are great.

Some organizations are:

isa

International Sign Association, also known as ISA. They usually have trade shows in   Orlando, Florida or Los Angeles, California. For more information visit their official website at www.signs.org

ussc

United States Sign Council, aka USSC. They are a trade organization who usually has a trade show in Atlantic City, New Jersey the first week of december. For more information visit their official website, www.ussc.org

ara

Awards and Reconition Association (ARA). They are a trade organization who usually has a trade show in Las Vegas. For more information visit their official website, www.ara.org

imia

International Marketing and Identification Association, also known as IMIA. For more information visit their official website,(www.marking-id.org) .

We exhibit at the USSC trade show in December, and have exhibited for the past 2 years. We are exhibiting again this December, and look forward to seeing you there!

These are just some of the many trade organizations. please tell us others we may have missed

Tags: trade organizations, ussc, ara, imia, isa

Knowing the Basics of ADA Signs... What they are and why they are Needed

Posted by chris bayer on Thu, Aug 02, 2012 @ 11:34 AM

ada sign

ADA signs are signs that meet the specifications of the Americans with Disabilities act. These signs have raised letters as well as braille.

Braille is the beading below the word or numbers that a person who is visually impaired can touch.

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ADA signs can be done with appliqué or photopolymer. It comes in a variety of colors as well as sizes.

Go To Photopolymer

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These signs are often seen in hospitals or in hotels.

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Tags: photopolymer, applique, ada signs, what are ada signs, braile

What is Blogging?

Posted by Joseph Bayer on Thu, Jun 21, 2012 @ 04:15 PM
  • A blog is a personal journal published on a website consisting of short messages and discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse order so the most recent post appears first.


It is our intent at Cab Signs to have our blog be informative and interesting to all. This can only be achieved when the user is interacting with us.


We would like to answer questions, show new products and interact with users on all levels.
We want this to be entertaining as well. So feel free to post your feelings and ideas here. We welcome any subject matter.  

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